Joining Tyler Ulis (ankle) and draft pick Alec Peters (foot) on the injured list for extremities, the Phoenix Suns announced today that Jared Dudley had surgery on his big toe last week.
Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure last Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. Dudley is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 3-4 months.
The four-month timeline would put Dudley’s return to basketball at the end of October, which would mean he misses training camp and preseason.
Dudley talked about it a bit on twitter today.
Been hurting since Dec.. didn't know it was partial torn til last week.. had to get surgery.. I'll be fine, Suns have the best medical staff https://t.co/9SJzCB8npn— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 28, 2017
The Suns probably could have sent out the notification earlier, as dozens of kids got to see him on his wheel-around thingamajig this week.
So fun watching @JaredDudley619 coach up the kids at his Elite Skills Academy. I love how he shares his hoop wisdom: https://t.co/sFBuxsLNtt— Matthew Gilson (@MattGilson907) June 27, 2017
Local radio host John Gambadoro heard a potential trade rumor last week that the Pelicans (with Alvin Gentry Dudley’s former coach) were looking to acquire Dudley for a pair of second round picks.
But that trade never went through. Maybe this was his no-trade clause?
Don't worry I have a no trade clause https://t.co/CN6dAYRiVk— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 22, 2017
Probably not, but it was nice to get the comeback from Jared anyway!
Whaaatttt @JaredDudley619 https://t.co/2MJT2yiAio— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) June 22, 2017
So Dudley will be a Phoenix Suns forward next year and I for one am glad for that.
And i love @JaredDudley619 for this. It's a huge sacrifice made willingly. Few players can do this. https://t.co/bxvPhksBsg— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) June 27, 2017
Dudley is awesome to have in the locker room, on the court and representing the Phoenix Suns.